Acid Syndicate is a crossover of modern standard acid house music with an oldskool feeling and my own interpretation of the music, very much inspired by the Jackin' Chicago Acid House Sound.
And here is how it all started.
Back in 1989 one night I listened to radio and I tuned into a pirate radiostation which played a mix of the first acid house records like We Are Phuture, Where is Your Child, Let There Be House or this one. A few months earlier in 1988 I had already heard Kevin Reese Innercity's Big Fun and Good Life when listening to a top 40 collector record at my friend's house and I found it awesome right away, but when I heard the first patterns of the legendary Roland TB303 Bassline by Tadao Kikumoto I became the jackin' acid house addict which I still am today.
The first real acid record I bought was in the summer of 1989 Tyree's Cool House and Rock This Party Right and many would follow. In 1990, a friend accidentally found a cassette tape with an amazing acid house-mix with all the best acid house records of that time on, believe it or not, a city bus.. That tape changed things drastically for me. I played the tape thousands of times over the years and I knew one thing for sure - this is what I want, I want to make acid house music and organize acid house parties.
I could never get a Roland TB303 because they were too expensive and very rare to become and so I had no opportunity to make my own acid trax. I owned a Will Systems MAB-303, a nice piece of equipment but far from the real thing. That changed some years later when the first softsynth plug-ins hit the market.
A new music world opened for me with the AudioRealism ABL2 soft synth plugin. The perfect one on one TB303 clone and also very flexible. In 2013 I start the first acid house project named CF303 (Control Freak) with a number of tracks like Make You Freak and New Dawn which is actually an ode to Donna Summer's I Feel Love and posted it on SoundCloud.
The response was very possitive and the London based record label Mokujin Recordings by Paul Robinson became interested and released Make You Freak and New Dawn on November 5, 2015.
The Portuguese based acid house record label We Play Acid owned by Johnny Def was also interested in a couple of trax and asked me to make a remix of the track Oh Delay from the Canadian acid house artist and producer Flex Rock. It became a Tribal Acid Version. The record is released on 29 january 2016 and has apart from the CF's Acid Tribal Groove Mix, five other mixes from Acid Driver, Ciaran Byrne and of course Flex Rock himself. The first official CF Acid with Acid (2303 mix) on We Play Acid was released on September 16, 2016 together with around 30 other acid artists on the collector New Acid Order vol.2
In June 2016 I started the Acid Alchemy Labworks Project. The idea was to make an eighteen tracker 115 BPM Slo Mo Acid Trax (Slow Mo Acid or Down Tempo Acid) a two-hour deep groove mix, releasing on X-Mass day at Hearthis. The project didn't make the deadline unfortunately. I finished more than two months later and had, instead of eighteen trax, 21 trax! Nineteen new ones and two old ones. The second deadline was 303 day (March 3th) but it didn't worked out either. I finished ironically three days later.
The Project is very thematic with all kind of subjects. Very deep groovin' from dark and doom to happiness and fun and that is what I like. All Slo Mo Acid trax are created by the best drumbox ever, my absolute favorite, TR808.
In July 2017 Acid Syndicate's first mix the Summer Mix 2017 was released which includes 11 trax. Again thematic and with the TR808 Drummachine but a bit faster on 123 BPM (my favorite pitch). Also with an ode to the 30 year celebration of Acid House.
On this mix 10 trax plus bonus track Manchester and includes also the Velvet Rooms EP which I hope someday will be released.
The Acid Syndicate website is actually a replacement for Facebook which I do not like. Here next to Twitter I have the freedom I need, that's why I post not only my own stuff but (for) other artist as well. The last couple of years I've learned that there is really great work out there from many acid artist who really deserve to be listened to by a bigger audience. I hope this site can do some good for it.
Under New Jack Generation (top right corner) it is possible for acid artist to post their acid art and promote themselves. Some artist are already part of the Acid Syndicate acid family like Mark Allen (UK), SonOnos (NL) Chrome Beats (BEL) and Dussle Rigman and I hope many will follow!
If you are an acid artist and you'd like to promote your acid art here on the Acid Syndicate website please send me a link of your desired acid track on your Soundcloud page and it will be linked here at the Acid Syndicate website no matter what kind of acid, as long it is 303% acid from Slo Mo Acid to Acidcore and anything between. Recently, Acid Syndicate has also started a Acid House Group on Hearthis and you can also post your art there as well if you like.
Thank you for visiting.
Let's Jack !!